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Kauai residents posted ldquoMahalordquo signs to show appreciation to linemen for their work on the island Photo by Donna Rader

Kauai residents posted “Mahalo” signs to show appreciation to linemen for their work on the island. Photo by Donna Rader.

Tales from the Storm

Linemen may be the first responders when severe weather hits, but memories of the destruction last forever.

Every veteran lineman has worked a storm that forever changes his outlook on the line trade and on life. These natural disasters burn in their memories because of the devastation and destruction, never-ending work days, challenging work conditions and response from the community when the first lightbulb shines brightly after a weeklong power outage.

Like other linemen, James Harvey of Southern California Edison (SCE) has worked his fair share of severe storms, seen poles down an

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